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Windows 7: Should i install SP1 ?

30 Aug 2011   #1

Win7 x64
Should i install SP1 ?

Hey ppl,

I am running win7 x64bits and facing no problem.
Now i wonder if i should install SP1... is their any benefits/Cons,

Please share your experience.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

In my view, you should, because it ensures your computer is updated with the latest fixes.

In my experience, downloading SP1 as a separate update works better than getting it via Windows Updates.

For future use you can also slipstream SP1 into a Windows 7 DVD or ISO:

Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Yes, it is a major update and should be installed.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)

Well usually I'd say "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" but at some point you're going to need/want an update, and SP1 is going to be a prerequisite for that.

As to whether you want to wait to do it until you HAVE TO, well that's up to you. My advice might change for example if I know your PC was a "travelling business laptop" or otherwise susceptible to security issues. In general though you want your PC to be up-to-date, and SP1 has been out since Feb so it's not a risky thing to install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

yes, I would install it...and I did. Eventually it will be required for support.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2011   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Yes I would and have installed SP1. Much of SP1 is security updates.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Aug 2011   #7

Win7 x64

Thank you all for ensuring me that it is safe to install SP1 and it has no conflcits or issues... But unfortunately i simply cant seem to install it.

I have downloaded offline package/installer frm microsoft website. When i try to install it's telling me to install update rediness tool, hence i downloaded tht and installed it successfully. Afterwards when i try to install SP1 i am getting different different errors and simply cant seem to install. I have searched the net to troubleshoot but I guess the only proper/easy solution is to install frm SP1 interegated into the DVD by default.

So where can i download Win7 ultimate with SP1 inbuilt - I guess if i can get MSDN downloaded .ISO than it can be safely marked as safe.

PS: Want x64bits
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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